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How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the contemporary hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all web hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side No.1: A dumb domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting puzzled? We doubtlessly are!

Downside Number 2: The very same email folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.

Downside Number Three: A sheer absence of domain manipulation tools

Do we have to point out the absolute lack of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Negative Point No.4: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Weakness No.5: 120+ site hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting companies:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...